What’s On Wednesday 7th September

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Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde coast.

Theatre and shows

VIVA!. Summer show spectacular starring Rob Linacre, Darren Coulton, Jodie Kate, Jimmy Bright and the Viva! showgirls. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Tuesday to Saturday, ends November 5.

BOOZE, BIRDS AND BLACKPOOL ROCK. A brand new adults’ only rock and rollercoasting musical starring Scott Wright, Andrew Irvine, Carol Holt and full cast. The Paradise Room, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. Nightly to September 3.

DANCING QUEEN. A tribute to you know who – and more. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm. To October 26.

BEYOND BELIEF. Magic, variety and dance from master illusionist Richard de Vere, Shizzy Mizzy, Marc, Schnorbitz, Schnookie and cast. The Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. To October 27.

LEGENDS. Back for its 13th year, four tributes in each of two shows. Tonight – Elvis Presley, Elton John, Neil Diamond and Rod Stewart. Central Pier Showbar, Blackpool. Nightly (no shows Monday).

THE BEST OF BLACKPOOL. All new circus show with Mooky and Mr Boo plus speciality acts from around the world. Tower Circus, Blackpool Tower. 2.30pm.

Line dancing

T&A’s DANCE RANCH. All welcome, partners not necessary. Beginners 12.30 to 1.30pm. Teaching and social dancing, 1.30 to 4pm. Bispham United Reformed Church, Cavendish Road. Details, (01253) 594043.

LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. Assembly Rooms, Warrenhurst Road, Fleetwood. 7.30 to 10.30pm. Details, 07766 310260.

LINE DANCING. St Annes Conservative Club, Clifton Drive North, St Annes.

LINE DANCING. With John and Marion. Hampton Road Club, South Shore.

Pubs and bars

NORTHERN AND SOULFUL SOUNDS. With Mike Hughes. Soul Suite, Queen Square/Queen Street, Blackpool.

THE ROY ROLLAND SHOW. With guest vocalist Ashley Tilston. Ma Kelly’s Stanley Arms, Chapel Street, Blackpool. 1.30 to 4.30pm.

PINEAPPLE JACK. The Theatre Bar, Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool. Daily lunchtime plus Saturday evenings for the season.

KEEP IT FRESH. With DJ Matt Munroe. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.

GET ‘KINECTED’. Play against giant versions of yourself. Yates’s, Market Street, Blackpool.

OPEN MIC NIGHT. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool.

OVER 65s AFTERNOON PARTY. Weekly session for senior citizens with Andy Knight. The Galleon Bar, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. 1 to 5pm.

MIKEY TAYLOR’S ROCKING BOOGIE BAND. A touch of Jools Holland. Last Wednesday of the month – The Mike Taylor Jazz Quartet. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Evening, 9pm.

AFTERNOON ENTERTAINMENT. Guest vocalist. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool.

BRANDY BABYCHAM’S FULL DIAMANTE. Full line-up of female impersonators and vocalists. Free admission. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.

JAYCEE. Keyboards and vocals. The Old Bank Inn, Bond Street, South Shore. From 3pm.

JAM NIGHT. Play or listen. The Sandpiper, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys.

PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT. Games night with fun quiz. The Shovels, Green Meadows Lane, Hambleton. 9 to 11.30pm.

CAROL KAYE. Theatre Bar, Queens Hotel, The Promenade, South Shore.

Cabaret

SUMMER SHOWTIME 2011. Scott Gallagher hosts, Ma Kelly’s Showgirls, guest comedian, vocalist Lee Brady and karaoke. Ma Kelly’s Stanley Arms, Chapel Street, Blackpool. From 8.30pm.

FUNNY GIRLS SUMMER SHOW 2011. The award winning show performed nightly (except Mondays). Funny Girls, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 8.30pm.

SUMMER VARIETY SHOW 2011. Regular entertainers include Janice Yorke, Martin Gregory Lambert, Ricky Lane, Leigh Myers, Jonathan and Donna Reid plus guest appearances from the likes of Stephen Pierre, Robert Young, Vici Moran and Crissy Rock. Nellie Deans, North Promenade, Blackpool. Monday to Thursday until October 27.

AFTERNOON CONCERT. Town cryer Barry McQueen, vocalists Fiona Shaw and James Reay plus compere Alan Hebden. Layton Institute Westcliffe Drive, 2pm.

Karaoke

KARAOKE NIGHT. The Victoria, Church Road, St Annes.

KARAOKE NIGHT. Free shot for singers before 10pm. The Victoria, Dock Street, Fleetwood.

KARAOKE. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool.

KARAOKE. Daily do it yourself session. Chubby’s Bar, The Promenade, Blackpool. From 9am to 6pm.

KARAOKE. Knobby’s Bar. West Street, Blackpool. And Thursday, Friday and Saturday. From 7pm.

Music

SUMMER SPECIAL. This week’s guests - the Pilling Silver Band with prom favourites. North Shore Methodist Church, Dickson Road, North shore. 7.30pm.

Talent contests

THE WOW FACTOR. Weekly heats leading to two semis and a grand final. Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham.

Rock, pop and jazz

JAZZ AT LUNCHTIME. Featuring Six In a Bar with Rosie. Thornton Little Theatre, Four Lane Ends, Thornton. Noon to 2.30pm.

Quizzes

QUIZ NIGHT. £1 entry, free buffet. The Boars Head, Preston Old Road, Marton. 9pm.

JOHN KNIGHT QUIZ NIGHT. The Hansom Cab, Station Road, Lytham.

QUIZ AND BINGO. Numbers permitting. Up to £100 to be won. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool. Afternoon.

QUIZ NIGHT. And Play Your Cards Right. The Shovels, Hambleton.

DJ BASTIAN PLUS QUIZ NIGHT. Lucy’s @ Tobago, Abingdon Street, Blackpool.

QUIZ NIGHT. With the Dave Ward Roadshow. The Tramway, Victoria Road, Cleveleys.

QUIZ NIGHT. Free to enter. Beer to win. The Blue Room, Church Street, Blackpool. From 8pm.

JOHNNY B’s FREE QUIZ. The Ship. Elswick. From 9pm.

QUIZ NIGHT. Whittle Springs, Talbot Road, Blackpool.

QUIZ NIGHT. Prizes for winners, free sandwiches. The Station Tavern, Station Square, Lytham. From 9pm.

QUIZ NIGHT. Plus Open the Box and Play Your Cards Right. The Admiral, Clifton Drive/The Square, St Annes.

QUIZ NIGHT. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, off Hornby Road, Blackpool.

QUIZ AND OPEN THE BOX. The Cube, Breck Road, Poulton. From 9pm.

Social clubs

CABARET. Guest acts. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2.30 to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 628835.

JO LITTLE AND RYAN KNIGHT. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.

PAT MASTERSON. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341647.

LAURA MAGANN. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 341441.

HELEN LOUISE PLUS BRIAN SHARPE. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.

MIKE DENNETT & CHIC. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 623784.

JASON ASHTON. LMS Loco Sports and Social Club, Back Ribble Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 625040).

JOE TILLY. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 624208.

RAY WILLET ON THE ORGAN. Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool. Details (01253) 626308.

JAYDON ROBERTS. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, South Shore.

Comedy

COMEDY NIGHT. MC Phil Ellis presents the best fresh talent from the comedy circuit with their five minute chance for fame. Frog & Bucket, Lords Walk, Preston. Doors 7pm, show 8.15pm.

Social dancing

TEA DANCE. Langdales Hotel, Clifton Drive North, St Annes. 2 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 721342.

SOCIAL DANCING. Senior Citizens’ Hall, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 1.30 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 852462.

DANCE CLASSES. Beginners’ foxtrot (7.30 to 8.30pm), Argentine tango (8.45 to 9.45pm). The White Church, Ansdell. 7.30 to 9.30pm. Details, 07909 945567.

BALLROOM & SEQUENCE. With John Peate (keyboards) and Dave Miller (drums). Cleveleys Mens Club, Slinger Road,

Cleveleys.

PARTNER DANCING. Singles, groups and couples welcome. Fylde Rugby Club, Blackpool Road, Ansdell. Beginners, 7.15pm. Intermediates 8.45pm. Ends 10.30pm. details, 07904 713599.

SEQUENCE. With David and Rita Harrod. Holy Cross Church, Central Drive, Blackpool. 2 to 4.15pm. Details, (01253) 356284.

Other dancing

LADIES POLE DANCING FITNESS. Fusion Dance Studio, St Annes Road, South Shore. From 6.30pm. Details, 07706 357007.

LADIES BELLYDANCE CLASSES. Beginners 6pm. Intermediate 7pm. Bispham Community Centre, Bispham Road, Bispham. Details, 07709 723822.

DANCING. Ladies only – all ages, all shapes welcome. Open level. Norcross Civil Service Social Room. Noon to 1pm. Open level. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 5.45 to 6.45pm. More details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.

JC DANCE CLASSES. Childrens’ dance classes. United Reformed Church, Queensway, Poulton and Women’s Institute Hall, Great Eccleston. Details, 07792 410390.

Salsa

SALSACISE. Fusion Dance Studio, St Annes Road, South Shore. From 7.30pm. Details, (0770) 6357007.

SALSA AND AEROBICS. All abilities and ages over 12. Anchorsholme Methodist Church, North Drive, Anchorsholme. 6 to 7.30 and 7.30 to 9pm. Details, 07545 057064.

Others

BUDDHIST TEACHING AND MEDITATION. Weekly classes to September 28. Creative Support/Lighthouse Cafe, Crescent West, Cleveleys. From 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (01253) 352721.

DARK HORSE WRITERS GROUP. Weekly creative writing group. Blackpool Catholic Club, Queen Street, Blackpool. 7 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 347556.

JUST GOOD FRIENDS. Fun social group for 35s/50s. Wings Club, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. From 8pm. Details, (01253) 869519. Social group for 40s to 60s. Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. 8.15pm. Details, (01253) 869519.

OVER EATERS ANONYMOUS. Self help group for people with eating disorders. Friends Meeting House, Raikes Parade, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 823418.

PUBLIC SKATING SESSION. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 10am to noon and 1 to 3pm.

SELF DEVELOPMENT CLASS. Learn about past lives, meditate and heal as part of a group. The Fleetwood Arms, Dock Street, Fleetwood. Details, (07722) 539461.

INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION. Weekly classes. Keajra Buddhist Centre, 64 Holmfield Road, North Shore. 7.30 to 9.30pm. details, (01253) 352721.

CAPRICORN SINGERS. New members welcome. Varied repertoire. Cleveleys Park Methodist Church, Cleveleys. 7.45pm.

Keep fit and exercise

CALLANETICS. All Saints Church, North Drive, Anchorsholme. 5.30 to 7.30pm.

SALSA-CISE. Tiptoes Theatre School, Collingwood Place, Layton. 7.30 to 8.30pm. Details, (07951) 012888.

Psychic nights

EVENING OF CLAIRVOYANCE. With Chris and Helen. From 7.30pm. Touchwood Spiritual Centre. 37 St Chads Road, South Shore.